I have to write a paper about problems with data warehouse implementation especially the initiation phase. Please give me some advice on where to get literature on data warehouse implementation, preferably on the Web.


Sid Adelman's Answer: These are a few books that have information on implementation:

  • Larissa T. Moss and Shaku Atre, Business Intelligence Roadmap
  • W.H. Inmon, Building the Data Warehouse
  • Claudia Imhoff, Nicholas Galemmo, and Jonathan Geiger, Mastering Data Warehouse Design
  • Ralph Kimball, Laura Reeves, Margy Ross, and Warren Thornthwaite, The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit

In addition, the Question Archive section of DMReview.com's Ask the Experts has quite a bit of information on DW implementation.

TDWI's World Conference has a good Fundamentals class. www.dw- institute.com.

Clay Rehm's Answer: A good book that covers the data warehouse initiation phase is Data Warehouse Project Management by Sid Adelman and Larissa Moss.

A great source on the Web is the Project Management Institute (www.pmi.org). PMI provides education and certifications to project managers. Since the creation of a data warehouse meets the criteria of a "project," there are common tasks and processes that need to be followed in order to be successful.

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